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Federal Budget Deal

Four Myths About the "Deal" -- and Four Ways It Can Hurt You

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Today we're watching the end of a brief manufactured crisis and the beginning of a long national nightmare. There's nothing to celebrate unless you're either an economic right-winger or very wealthy -- or both.

Jon Ward

At The Local Level, Tea Party Activists' Skepticism Turns To Anger On Budget Deal | Jon Ward | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. MANCHESTER, N.H. - Gauging what the Tea Party thinks about any given topic is always difficult, since there is no real...

DNC Nominee: 'Shared Sacrifice Going To Be Necessary'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Democratic party says voters understand that a combination of spending cuts and tax hikes will ...

Budget Cuts In Deal Hit Defense Spending, Foreign Aid

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Tea partyers insistent on cutting military spending and foreign aid will find plenty to like in the deal struck by President Barack...

Budget Deal Would Free Up Money For Texas

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — The federal budget deal negotiated to avoid a government shutdown would remove the strings a Democratic congressman had attached...

Michael McAuliff

Top Negotiators Within Inches Of Budget Deal | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top negotiators are within inches of cutting a deal that would keep the government running. The last major obstacle to compromise is...